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2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference
The 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference will commence in Cork/Ireland in October.
Cork Lions Club & University College Cork in association with the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame and the World Open Water Swimming Association are proud to host the 2013 Global Open Water Swimming Conference in Cork.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Melissa Gorman Takes Her Lumps In Victory
Glacing over the course and towards the horizon, the course seemed calm.
With New Zealand’s best in Cara Baker and Charlotte Webby also standing onshore, Gorman was in for a battle. But it was more of a test against the elements judging from her 29-second victory over Baker.
“It was a little different to what I was expecting. Standing on the beach it looked quite calm, but once I got there it was quite choppy, but as an open water swimmer you have to adjust, and I did that successfully. $20,000 is a lot of money and it’ll definitely help me out a lot back home, with my training and travel plans. So, I’d love to have a good race in Auckland just like everyone, so it should be a cracker."
2013 State Sand To Surf Results:
1. Melissa Gorman (Queensland) 30:34
2. Cara Baker (Auckland) 31:03
3. Charlotte Webby (New Plymouth) 31:48
4. Kirsty Wannan (Auckland) 34:06
5. Bridget Maher (Auckland) 34:54
Current overall standings in the State New Zealand Ocean Swim Series after five rounds:
1. Charlotte Webby (New Plymouth) 299.57
2. Cara Baker (Auckland) 297.52
3. Kirsty Wannan (Auckland) 285.40
4. Natalie Woodgate (Auckland) 274.10
5. Bridget Maher (Auckland) 273.42
6. Melissa Gorman (Queensland) 200.00
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Listen to the World's Great Authorities on Open Water - Sid Cassidy
What is it about Napkins and Great Ideas?Sid Cassidy tells the story of how Open Water Swimming became an Olympic sport, and, not surprisingly, Sid was one of the people who planned it out with a pen and an napkin.
WOWSA Race Sanctioning Application
Race Sanction ApplicationThe WOWSA Sanction Application makes it easier than ever for you to apply for event sanctioning. The entire application is processed online at the WOWSA website.
If you need to make changes to your application, simply log in and make the changes right here. You can update your application easily at any time.
Once you click to submit your application, you will receive an e-mail which will provide your unique link to complete and/or update your application.
Simply answer the questions, and you will be able to submit your application within a few minutes.
WOWSA RulesThe WOWSA Rules are divided into the following five categories:
4) EXCEPTIONAL SWIMS
WOWSA Observer Reports
Solo SwimA solo swim is a non-stop swim performed by an individual swimmer. It usually refers to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay, and usually completed without a wetsuit or other equipment like fins, and escorted by a boat, pilot and support crew...
Relay SwimRelay swim is a non-stop swim performed by a group of swimmers who swim separately one after each other. The relay swimmers swim legs of anywhere from 10 – 60 minutes each, usually rotating in the same order. Relay swims usually refer to a channel crossing or marathon swim across a channel, lake or bay or in a river done by a group of swimmers...